Steps to Christ
by Ellen G. White
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Few books attain a distribution reckoned in
millions or exert so great an influence in the uplifting of
humanity as has Steps to Christ. In countless editions,
this little volume has been printed in more than
seventy languages, bringing inspiration to hundreds of
thousands of men and women throughout the world,
even those who dwell in the remote corners of the
earth. From the appearance of the first edition in 1892,
the publishers have been called upon to add printing
to printing to meet the immediate and sustained
demand from the reading public.
The author of this work, Ellen G. White (1827-1915),
was a religious speaker and writer, well known
on three continents. Born near Portland, Maine, she
spent her early life in the New England states, and
then her travels and labors led her to the rapidly
expanding central and western areas of the United States.
The years 1885 to 1887 she devoted to work in the
leading countries of Europe, where she often addressed
large audiences, and continued her writing.
Subsequently she spent nine active years in Australia And
New Zealand. From her pen have come forty-five
volumes, large and small, in the fields of theology,
education, health, and the home, and practical
Christianity, several with a distribution exceeding the
million-copy mark. Of these, Steps to Christ is the most
popular and widely read.
The title of the book tells its mission. It points the
[p. 6] reader to Jesus Christ as the only One who is able to
meet the needs of the soul. It directs the feet of the
doubting and halting to the pathway of peace. It leads
the seeker after righteousness and wholeness of
character, step by step, along the way of Christian living,
to that experience where he can know the fullness of
blessing which is found in the complete surrender of
self. It reveals to him the secret of victory as it
unfolds in simplicity the saving grace and the keeping
power of the great friend of all mankind.
This edition marks a forward step in standardizing
the paging of the book in forthcoming English-language
printings. With no change in the text, but with
a format, spelling, and capitalization in keeping with
the times, this little compendium of devotion will
continue on its mission, but now in such form, regardless
of the size of the type or page, as to conform to the
new Index to the writings of Ellen G. White.
Jacob of old, when oppressed with the fear that his
sin had cut him off from God, lay down to rest, and
"he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth,
and the top of it reached to heaven." The connection
between earth and heaven was thus revealed to him,
and words of comfort and hope were spoken to the
wanderer by him who stood at the top of the shadowy
stairs. That the heavenly vision may be repeated to
many as they read this story of the way of life, is the
sincere wish of the publishers, and—
The Trustees of the
Ellen G. White Publications
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